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cncwannab
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Posted - 11 Oct 2011 :  18:04:15  Show Profile  Visit cncwannab's Homepage  Reply with Quote
hi guys looking for advice on building a cnc router


Bob
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 11 Oct 2011 :  19:57:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi CNCwannab

I have looked at the book CNC Robotics, build your own workshop bot by Williams and am not particularly convincied by his design. I have a reprap Mendel on the go at the moment, but progress is slow. I have the use of a few CNC mills and routers sold to the UK educational market and find most of them fail to come up to expectations in terms of accuracy and the ability to shift significant volume of materials. None of the mills seem to be able to cope with anything but the freest cutting alloy or leaded brass.

Bob
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mike23
Average Member

United Kingdom
165 Posts

Posted - 29 Jun 2013 :  09:15:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Bob,

Have you got your Reprap working yet ?

I'm toying with the idea of getting one, but have a few questions like...

1) does all that hot plastic smell ? Will my missus allow me to use it in the spare bedroom, or will it be evicted to the garden shed ?
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Bob
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 29 Jun 2013 :  16:37:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mike23

Hi Bob,

Have you got your Reprap working yet ?

I'm toying with the idea of getting one, but have a few questions like...

1) does all that hot plastic smell ? Will my missus allow me to use it in the spare bedroom, or will it be evicted to the garden shed ?



Hi Mike

Not much progress to date other than buying the stepper motors and stainless steel M8 studding. Too busy making Stirling engines!

I have seen the machines working at shows and can't say I noticed any hot plastic smell, but this may depend on the plastic you use.

Bob
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mike23
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 29 Jun 2013 :  19:32:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the reply.

I've seen a few demos too, and didn't notice any smell, but my missus complains about my soldering iron, so for domestic harmony sake I thought I'd better get a 2nd opinion.

Reprap are currently quoting 10 days lead time for a full kit, and by shear fluke it's my birthday in about 13 days. ;-)
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AlsRobotics
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United Kingdom
399 Posts

Posted - 06 Jul 2013 :  21:38:34  Show Profile  Visit AlsRobotics's Homepage  Click to see AlsRobotics's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
lol thats an old thread,

we need to get motivated again with robotics me thinks

regards al


Mmmm thats interesting!!
http//www.livebots.co.uk
http://www.rapidrobux.co.uk
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Bob
Serious Geek!

United Kingdom
1263 Posts

Posted - 07 Jul 2013 :  16:48:45  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Al

I seem to spend my building time in my workshop rather than at the electronics bench these days. I still do quite a bit with PICAXE at work as my students favour it for their coursework projects. One of my students had a PICAXE robot almost ready to go.

Bob
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AlsRobotics
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United Kingdom
399 Posts

Posted - 07 Jul 2013 :  17:16:06  Show Profile  Visit AlsRobotics's Homepage  Click to see AlsRobotics's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Hi Bob,

I must admit i have little time on my hands atm as well, but i am slowly putting together a modern version of J5, i have the tracks more or less built and most of the electronics stuff i already have so just need to crack on with the main body of it and figure out some cool tool attachments for it.
regards
Al.


Mmmm thats interesting!!
http://www.livebots.co.uk
http://www.rapidrobux.co.uk
http://www.alsrobotics.co.uk
http://www.martinselectronics.co.uk
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mike23
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United Kingdom
165 Posts

Posted - 09 Jul 2013 :  09:26:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well, I've started building again. Everything was stopped for about 9 months while we moved house. I've now got a bigger workshop in the garage which is attached to the house - so it's warmer, and the lathe and milling machines are set up. The spare bedroom is also larger that the previous place so my "Computer room come electronics lab" is bigger too.

I may start a new thread (with photos) of where I'm up to and the problems I'm trying to fix.
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AlsRobotics
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United Kingdom
399 Posts

Posted - 09 Jul 2013 :  10:04:40  Show Profile  Visit AlsRobotics's Homepage  Click to see AlsRobotics's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Sounds good mike,

and yes we should have a workshops thread, to show off all our places

Al

Mmmm thats interesting!!
http://www.livebots.co.uk
http://www.rapidrobux.co.uk
http://www.alsrobotics.co.uk
http://www.martinselectronics.co.uk
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